# 1 - Daniel Island Trail
1.4 miles of trail, can be out-and-back
walk or variety of distances
The beautiful Daniel Island Trail is a family favorite!
This multi-use path traces the east side of Daniel
Island along the Wando River. You'll walk on
several boardwalks that cross marsh, wind through
Low Country maritime forest habitats, see giant
live oaks, pass by children's play areas and see
a variety of wildlife (egrets, herons, dolphins).
Don't miss this easy stroll on one of area's most
popular planned island communities.
Distance: 1.4 miles of trail, can be out-and-back walk, or variety of distances.
Time: Varies, 30 minutes to 1.5 hours.
Trail Surface: Variety of surfaces; boardwalks, dirt, sand, crushed gravel, concrete.
Crowds: Moderate to heavy. This is one of the most popular family trails in the Berkeley Outdoor Life program.
Restrooms: Sometimes the restrooms at the ballpark are open. Gas stations nearby with restrooms.
Precautions: When crossing through the maritime forest sections, biting insects can be formidable in the warmer months. Bring insect repellent. There are warnings that alligators could be in the area.
Parking: Governor's Park, 165 Fairbanks Oak Alley, Daniel Island, SC 29492. There is also parking for Governor's Park off Seven Farms Drive.
GPS Coordinates Parking Lot: 32.865118, -79.898890 or 32°51'54.4"N 79°53'56.0"W
Contacts: City of Charleston maintains Governor's Park and the Daniel Island Trail. 843-724-7311.
(Note: Daniel Island is located in Berkeley County but part of the City of Charleston.)